This 12 hour course meets the mandatory requirements for issuing certificates of proficiency in Advanced Firefighting Refresher Training.
Trainees successfully completing this course will develop skills pertaining to the control of firefighting operations aboard a ship with particular emphasis on organization, tactics, command, communications, ventilation control, the management of injured persons, the use of water and its effect on ship stability, firefighting involving dangerous goods, the use of fixed extinguishing systems, and the coordination of firefighting operations with shore-based firefighters. Additionally, trainees will develop an understanding of fire party organization and training with an emphasis on the preparation of contingency plans, the composition and allocation of personnel to fire parties, and strategies and tactics used for control of fires in various parts of the ship.
Any applicant who successfully completes this course will satisfy the Advanced Firefighting training requirements of Section A-VI/3 and Table A-VI/3 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, and 46 CFR 11.201(h)(1), and 11.303(e).
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.
TopicsInspection and servicing of firefighting equipment+Organization of a fire party+Pre-fire planning+Size-up+Storage and handling of hazardous materials+Tactical components of shipboard firefighting+Fire fighting in port+Interior firefighting+Use of water and its effects on stability+Investigating incidents involving fire
Any maritime or offshore petroleum industry personnel who may be required to perform in a leadership role in response to a fire aboard a ship or at their facility.
Continuing Education & Professional Credits
Tuition must be paid prior to or on the first day of class unless other arrangements have been made.
- course materials
- protective clothing
Tuition does not include:
Course dates and fees are subject to change without notice. Please click on "details" above for individual class pricing.
Classes are conducted in Building # 71
Brayton Fire Training Field
1595 Nuclear Science Road
College Station, TX 77843
The Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau maintains a list of local hotels.
- Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Thursday 8 a.m - 12 p.m. (noon)
Registration by phone
To register by phone contact the Marine Firefighting Program at (979) 845-1152 or by fax at (979) 845-3831.